The detection of Usutu virus in 2020 implies that other mosquito-borne diseases might emerge in the UK in future. Read on to find out how APHA is working hard to protect UK biosecurity from mosquito-borne viral diseases.
Doctor Luis M. Hernández-Triana and Suzanna Bell are APHA Discipline Champions and experts in the field of vector borne diseases. In this blog, they describe how APHA are involved in vector borne disease research and the importance of these emerging pathogens.
In this three minute read, learn about the prevalence, threat and control of tick-borne diseases in the United Kingdom.
Worldwide, tick-borne diseases may be the greatest threat to farm animal production as well as the second greatest threat to human health, second only to mosquito-borne diseases. In this blog, Paul Phipps from the Virology Department discusses ticks and the diseases associated with the red sheep tick.
Amanda Carson, Veterinary Lead for the Small Ruminant Expert Group, talks about how she is engaging with farmers to investigate sheep diseases.
Sian Mitchell, who is the Parasitology Discipline Champion at APHA, talks about how APHA supports the transport of horses around the world by performing statutory testing for certification purposes.